Sunday Watchalong: RRR! Noon Chicago Time!

Happy Sunday!!!!  I did sooooo many errands this morning.

Hopefully we start at noon! It depends how long the check out line is at Costco.

Anyway, all things going as planned, at noon Chicago time i will put up an “and play!” Comment and we will go from there.

436 thoughts on “Sunday Watchalong: RRR! Noon Chicago Time!

  1. Along the same lines as the Butler still in his suit, I also love that the general just hangs out by the fire wearing ten-million medals and gold braid bits.

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  2. Again, I don’t know if Rajamouli did this on purpose but to have NTR Jr take refuge with a Muslim family as a Muslim and then HE be the one that uses the orange cloth from Ram’s temple …. (you know the how orange has been perverted recently), is AMAZING!!!!

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    • Plus, big scene of the family shared plate meal, Muslim family and lover caste NTR and uppercaste Ram.

      Which is ALSO historically accurate, most of the “heroes” of the revolutionary times were anti-casteism etc.

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      • HA! I just realized when looking back at my comment you were replying to that I said “lover caste NTR” instead of “lower caste NTR”. Really, both work.

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        • No, the whole wrapping Ram in orange flags and turning him into God Ram. Little voices in the back of my head asking if I’m allowed to just enjoy how outlandish and pretty it was.

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          • Weirdly, it’s historically accurate! The real life figure dressed as Ram as part of his branding and revolutionary stuffy stuff. Also, in real life, the Alia character died of fever before they could marry, and the real Ram changed his name to “Sitaram” from then on so they would always be one within him.

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  3. Has anyone seen Satyamva Jayate 2 with John Abraham in the triple role??? First one, it will remind you of old time Amitabh triple role movies where again laws of physics don’t apply. But it is someone who is making the most massey film that is trolling the current government of India and it is AMAZING!!! This just made me think of that.

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    • Oh, that is GREAT news! I found the SJ trailers were charmingly massey, but I was afraid they would be too patriotic to stomach.

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      • NOOOOO Satyameva Jayete is one GIANT trolling critique of the current stuff in India. I HIGHELY recommend it. It is good in a REALLY bad way and I LOVE LOVE John Abraham for being in it because he clearly had a say in it.

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      • Oh, I should clarify. I have NEVER seen Satyameva Jayate one. I have only seen the second one! That’s the only one I am referring to.

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        • Oh and I should add that SJ2 is very patriotic but it a 1970s Amitabh Bachchan movies way. The way DCIB community would like.

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    • OK but, did it not seem that they had basically an entire floor of contiguous rooms, each with just enough explosives to set the next room off? Even if you don’t foresee a flaming motorcycle crashing through the window, that seems like terrible fort design?

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      • I was thinking the same. And also didn’t they know they had all those explosives there? The flaming motorcycle is heading there and nobody is like: F*** it’s going right to our dynamite room!

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      • I kept thinking about my Dad’s office watching this. When I was growing up and he had a State job, his office was in “the Old Armory Building”. As in, the building that used to be the armory before they built the newer armory out in the national guard base outside of town. It was all heavy stone and weird little tunnely rooms and confusing stairs. Which makes sense for an Armory building! If the radicals had broken in through one place, they could have retreated. It was built in the late 1800s, in the middle of town, in preparation for race riots and similar civil unrest, so actually pretty similar time and situation to this! If someone had thrown a flaming motorcycle through the window of my Dad’s office, it would have just been locked off into his little suite of 5 rooms before it affected the rest of the building. And the large central rooms that were clearly intended for actual arms storage were surrounded by many small series of rooms. Side note: Terrible acoustics! We went to a couple concerts in the big central room and all the sound just disappated because it was like in the center of a cave.

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  4. I love the image of the burning motorcycle, all alone in the sky with Mr. Meanie’s back. In this movie with 5,000 impossible things, it strikes me as a delightfully weird threat.

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  5. LOKI LIVES! I wish we got more stuff with her and Malli and back in the Gond village in general, but I literally screamed with delight when she showed back up the first time I saw the movie.

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  6. I love this song soo much. Enough that I got Zee for one month so I could watch Alia speak Telugu and watch this song in its original language.

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  7. Thank you Margaret, Kirre, Shelomit, and Lilly for this wonderful watchalong! This was one of my favorites! And Baby SRK got to watch parts of it too. You all are the best. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. I missed the watch along, but my family voted for this over Jersey so I got to join after the fact. Thanks for the rec. Super fun and all the good stuff we’ve been missing – scale, big songs, big stars, big bonkers unselfconscious action sequences. (Even with all the animals, think the bridge sequence was my favorite, followed by that big crowd dance sequence and the budding bromance. Beauty.)

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      • 12yo voted for Jersey. He’s interested in cricket now because one of his friends went to Atlanta to play in a tournament. He reluctantly admits he enjoyed RRR though. I feel like he’s more likely to run into people in his peer group who’ve seen RRR than people who’ve seen Jersey! Plus songs.

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      • My son wasn’t happy when I told you I’m going to watch the movie and he must watch with me, but as soon as I said: It’s about British Colonialism, he was like: count me in! He has really odd interests for 11 years old boy.

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  9. 7 year old came in for the last half hour – needless to say he was entertained. And now I have to watch a half hour of Australian kids on motorbikes before I take all the boys to the skate park.

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